I have always gravitated to pale woods and painted furniture, so when I saw a painted chest of drawers in person at a store in Atlanta, I thought it would be a great addition to my house. The design of the chest is lovely, and the stone top made it even more special.
Here is a picture of the finish on the chest at the store. It is a smooth finish, linen in tone with kind of an umber wash on it:
The above finish is what I thought that I was ordering, but the chest I ended up ordering (mistakenly) was a different finish. More weathered and more of a creamy parchment color. It is so hard to tell from those little tiny finish samples! Here are the pictures of the chest that I ordered:
The store will switch it out for me, but I was wondering if anyone can tell the difference from these pictures? One was taken with my cell phone, one with a nice camera, so the playing field is not even.
Side by side comparison. Good camera upper pic (it shows as left on my preview), bad camera down (or right). But, hopefully you can see that the one on the up/left is very creamy, almost light light yellow in tone, thick crusty weathered finish. The one on the right/down is a different tone, more umber and ivory.
Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated!
Which do you prefer?